This is by far the lightest and most comfortable harness I've ever had the pleasure of stepping into. The fabric is so incredibly thin that if you look away you might forget you're wearing it. The buckles work with buttery smoothness and the straps hide away nicely. The fit and finish of this harness is definitely what you would expect of expensive Arc'teryx gear. You can spend $140 on two cams, why not spend the same on something else that your life depends on? It may be the most comfortable $140 you ever spend.
EXPENSIVE! (but worth it)
The three ice clipper loops are flimsy and may stretch under heavier loads.
The haul loop is little more than a plastic (maybe metal?) loop sewn in at the back. You won't be clipping more than one biner to this loop.
Sizes run bigger than normal. I wear a 34 pant and I am at the very end of adjustability for this harness; however it leaves me plenty of room for increasingly thicker layers.
When you first look at the price tag you are intimidated. Then you slip on this harness and forget it is even there. The gear loops are massive holding everything your heart desires. Though designed for ice and mixed excels in all other disciplines due to its light weight. The adjustable legs loops fits a wide range of people. Unlike their other fixed loop models that are designed for thin legged thin waisted climbers. This one fits a wider range of body shapes with ease and comfort.
Removing the gear loops is somewhat difficult. Small haul loop .
This harness is very light weight and packs very well. I don't even notice I'm wearing a harness at the end of a long day (no soreness). The slots for racking accessory biners (ice clipper, caritool, etc) are intelligently placed unlike so many other harnesses. (I find that caritools work best) This harness has auto-locking buckles.
Price tag. The haul loop is small and seemingly an after-thought to such a well designed harness. Price tag. You might not like auto-locking buckles.
First, if at all possible try before you buy. I've heard others say that they have the edges dig into them but I do not experience this. As far as alternatives are concerned, the Black DiamondBlizzard and the MammutBaffin were the two other harnesses I was looking at.